How to Patch Scratches & Small Holes in Hardwood Flooring

How to Patch Scratches & Small Holes in Hardwood Flooring

Materials & Tools Needed:

1. Hammer

2. Wood Patch

3. Putty Knife

4. Sand Paper

5. Wood Restorer

 

Procedure on How to Patch Scratches & Small Holes in Hardwood Flooring:

Step 1:

How to patch scratches in hardwood flooring

For fixing small nail holes, ensure that the nails are properly set in the wood. Use a hammer and nail set to drive the nail beneath the surface of the floor. With the help of a putty knife, apply the wood patch to the damaged area. Press the wood patch compound into the hole by pressing the putty knife blade downward until it lies flat on the floor.

Step 2:

How to patch scratches in hardwood floors

Now scrape the excess compound over the surface of the floor and allow the patch to dry. Sand the patch flush with the surrounding surface. Use a fine grit smooth sandpaper and sand in the direction of grains of the floor.

Step 3:

How to patch scratches in wooden flooring

Now apply wood restorer over the sanded surface. Apply coats as much as of wood restorer until the color matches with that of the hardwood floor.

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